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jobs that should not have one. >> reporter: the faa didn't mince words, blaming most of the backlog on "federal budget cuts." the agency says it was forced to furlough air traffic controllers one day every other week. it saves the agency $640 million. the faa says it could cost travelers 90-minute delays on 6,700 flights every day. and early numbers show delays at baltimore, washington, and laguardia spiking four-fold today over last monday. but part of that could be weather-related. but at other airports like philadelphia, not much change. to see for ourselves, we boarded a flight in miami for orlando. so here's the confusing thing. the flights to washington, d.c. all seem to be delayed from miami. but the flight tracker here on the faa website has no delays. >> so 10% fewer air traffic controllers still have the same number of planes in the air at the same time. about 5,000 of them. transportation secretary ray lahood called it a calamity. >> safety will never be compromised. safety is not involved in the decision that we made about who to furlough and when to do it. >> reporter:
. >>> flight delays, budget cuts kick in today. hitting the faa hard. already triggering long lines at airports nationwide. >>> and an a-list arrest. it's the latest celebrity mug shot. hollywood's darling, reese witherspoon, issuing an apology overnight. >>> and good monday morning. we may be closer to getting some key answers in the boston bombing investigation today. >> suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is now awake and communicating in writing with investigato they are anxious to know if anyone else was involved in the bombs waiting to explode. >> one week later, 52 victims are still in the hospital, 3 in critical condition. all victims are being remembered later today with a moment of silence at the time of the first bomb. and then church bells will ring. >> abc's preeti arla begins our coverage. >> reporter: a week after the boston marathon attack, one suspect is dead, the other is in the hospital. but the search for answers continues. law enforcement officials tell abc news 19-year-old suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is awake. he's unable to speak because of a neck injury authorities believe may be se
of flight delays, as the faa scrambles to make due with fewer air traffic controllers. some of the nation's busiest airports fell behind because federal budget cuts have resulted in furloughs across the faa. delays are ranging from 15 minutes to several hours. >>> the record rainfall and flooding that's inundating much of the midwest is far from over. in peoria, the illinois river is cresting today, expected to hit nearly 30 feet. the problem is flood stage is only 18 feet. mississippi and other river towns are seeing similar swamping. near st. louis, more than 100 barges broke free, some smashing into bridges. at least ten of them sank. >>> and there's evidence that we are not exaggerating about the water levels. here it is. take a look at a fish swimming by someone's office window. that's in grand rapids. the river there crested at nearly 22 feet. >> my goodness. >> yikes. >>> today's forecast for the flood zone won't be a welcome one. plan on plenty of rain stretching from south texas all the way to the great lakes. and in the northern-most spots it will be snowing again today. as much
for more flight delays triggered by the sequester. some of the busiest airports fell behind schedule. faa furloughs went into effect leaving fewer air traffic controllers on the job and we have more from abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: the delays piled up in charlotte. waits up to 75 minutes at baltimore washington and at all three new york airports. >> when you have cuts like this, it's not good. it's one of the very few jobs, i think, that should not have one. >> reporter: the faa didn't mince words, blaming most of the backlog on federal budget cuts. the agency said, the crunch forced it to furlough its air traffic controllers one day every other week. it saves the agency nearly $640 million, but the faa says it could cost travelers 90-minute delays on 6,700 flights every day. and the early numbers show delays at baltimore washington anew york's laguardia, spiking fourfold over last monday. part of that could be weather related. but at other airports like philadelphia, not much change. to see for ourselves, we boarded a flight in miami for orlando. here's the confusing thing. the fligh
and all faa workers are losing one workday every other week. >>> all right, spring flooding turned much of the midwest into a muddy mess. record rainfall to blame for high water. for example, nearly 10 inches has fall in this month in grand rapids, michigan. swollen rivers can't take much more. forecasters say more rain is expected tomorrow. >> here's a look at your weather -- expect thunderstorms around southern kansas, oklahoma. by the evening commute, you could see snow around minneapolis and parts of the upper midwest. >> unseasonably cool along the east coast, new england to georgia with temperatures staying in the 50s. but check out the west. dry and warm. hitting the 90s in some spots. >>> to a shining example of someone who really l job. >> a powerful earthquake rocked china over the weekend brought everything to a stand still including a wedding in progress. the bride you just saw there happens to be an anchorwoman. she got right to work. still wearing her wedding gown and her veil. check her out. >> that is hilarious. she abandoned her big day and started reporting on the quak
because the faa is being forced to furlough thousands of air traffic controllers. abc's matt gutman has more from miami. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the delays are already piling up. new york area airports reporting delays of over an hour. l.a.x. over three hours overnight. this is just the start. the faa now warning that as many as 6,700 flights could be delayed every day.the sequestrac across-the-board budgets cuts across-the-board budgets cuts are forcing furloughs. fewer planes in the air translates into delays. about 5,000 planes in the air at a given time and fewer eyes in the tower, the faa is slowing air traffic for safety. planes could both be prevented from landing and taking off. those inevitable delays could cost travelers more than just their time. >> airlines may have to cut flights. that will drive up ticket prices. demand will be high. >> reporter: the only antidote? said senator chuck schumer. >> we need democrats and republicans to meet in the middle and end the sequestration that causes the problems. >> reporter: analysts said there's not much
dessined to the u.s. >>> if you have travel plans, better start packing some patience, the faa begins its furloughs of 47,000 employees, that starts today. expect delays at the nation's busiest airports. >>> plus, drowning your sorrows may cost you some more. budweiser have given the approval of a merger with corona. beer prices nonetheless are going to rise. bottoms up. >>> time now for the weather, by the way, and we're going to go over to erica martin. good morning. >> i'm really excited about this image that was sent to us we tim burgess. the international space station over stonehenge. a live shot over miami, a little stormy for today. unfortunately not looking fabulous, at least not for this sunday and conditions will be rough out there. thunderstorms could be working their way across florida today, tomorrow as well. as we take a look at this cooler air makes its way down for the north, temperatures will remain well below average for this time of the year, the average for minneapolis is 60 degrees. 47 degree, temperatures for today, we're seeing a couple of 40s out there across the
. the faa says flights can resume after federal authorities approved a fix for the problem batteries on that plane. the planes could be flying again within a week. dan and bianna, back to you. >> thank you so much. time now for the weather. guess what? we gave ginger the weekend off. >> unacceptable. >> i didn't think that was allowed. we welcome our friend, erika martine. filling in from our affiliate in new haven, connecticut. good morning, erika. >> good morning. we're going to start with the national forecast. flooding concerns across the upper midwest, including indiana, illinois, and michigan. we do have some video shot here. just how severe the situation is. over 1,000 people have been evacuated. that's not the end of it. we have concerns with frost advisories and watches in the south. temperatures dipping below average here. 37 in nashville, 32 in indianapolis. and st. louis, 34 degrees. however, if you do want warmer temperatures, you're going to have to travel to palm springs, 93. looking good. sacramento, 84. >> back to you, bianna and dan. >> erika, thank you for that. we
.s. police say the -- >>> if you have travel plans, you better start packing some patience, the faa begins its furloughs of 47,000 employees, that starts today. the department of transportation said to expect delays at the nation's busiest airports. >>> plus, drowning your sorrows may cost you some more. anheuser-busch, they make budweiser, they have been given approval of a merger with the makers of the mexican beer corona. the company agreed to a deal with the government that could ensure competitive prices. some experts think that beer prices, nonetheless, are going to rise. so, bottoms up. >>> time now for the weather, by the way, and we're going to go over to erica martin. from our new haven affiliate. in for ginger zee this morning. good morning. >> i'm really excited about this image that was sent to us by tim burgess. it's the international space station over stonehenge. so absolutely gorgeous. but we have a live shot over miami, a little stormy for today. unfortunately not looking fabulous, at least not for this sunday, and conditions will be rough out there. thunderstorms could b
an hour long. >> reporter: the faa is blaming the delays on across-the-board budget cuts which, it says, forced it on to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers and other workers and were spacing out flights in the name of safety. several hundred flights delayed, less than the agency's prediction of 6,700 daily flight delays. but transportation secretary ray lahood warns abc, we might see an airplane apocalypse yet. >> we did not take into account weather activities. these delays could get extended beyond the 60 to 90 minutes. >> reporter: late monday, i decided to investigate the delays myself. taking a round-trip from miami -- not bad. taking off about 25 minutes late. to orlando -- it looks like we're about to take off about 50 minutes late. not too bad given the circumstances. and back. now, a lot of folks back in there gripe that probably the airports that the politicians and congressmen use, washington national, probably didn't have too many delays. it did. delays up to two hours. airline analysts say if this persists through the summer, we could see ticket prices start to rise. r
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